Campus Webinars

Welcome to the Office of the Provost's webinar page where you can register for upcoming webinars or view previously recorded ones. We look forward to having you join us!

Upcoming Webinar

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Past Webinars

Provost Liesl Folks and Dr. Kristen Pogreba-Brown, Director of the Student Aid for Field Epidemiology Response (SAFER) team discussed the COVID-19 positive case protocols and SAFER contact tracing that have been established to keep our community healthy. The exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic require a careful balance between maintaining a healthy campus and protecting a student’s privacy.

Date: September 2 from 9 am to 10 am

Topic: COVID-19 Positive Case Protocols and SAFER Contact Tracing

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Dr. Deepta Bhattacharya discussed what we know so far about COVID-19 vaccines, the interactions between the vaccines and the latest variants, and the best strategies for staying healthy and safe. 

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A virtual interactive town hall with Senior Vice Provost Gail Burd to learn more about the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the comprehensive review taking place on April 26 and 27. This town hall provides an opportunity to learn more about HLC accreditation and to discuss your role in the review process.

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Based on popular demand, we conducted a webinar to explore how Messenger RNA vaccines for COVID-19 work, the impacts they can have, and how they can help to mitigate the pandemic.

Topic:    How COVID-19 Vaccines Work
When:   Thursday, Jan. 28, 1-2 p.m.

Presenters:       
Deepta Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Immunobiology
Karl Krupp, Ph.D. Research Associate, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

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Resources

University of Arizona COVID-19 Vaccination Site Information

Testing After Receiving Vaccine

Pima County Vaccine Information

Pima County Health Department FAQ

 

As President Robbins’ message stated, certain employees who work on Main Campus (including Health Sciences) are required to test for COVID-19 at least once per week. The “Test All Test Smart” team has worked hard to ensure testing at the University of Arizona is as safe, convenient, and efficient as possible.

Date: Jan. 22 from 9-10 a.m.

To learn more about testing procedures, Wildcat One-Stop (requires NetID and password), Wildcat WellCheck, and COVID Watch app.

Presenters:

Jane Hunter, PhD., Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Celina Ramirez, JD., Vice President, University Initiatives

Chante Martin, MIBA, PHR., Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Maliaca Oxnam, Deputy Director, Data Science Institute

Kacey Ernst, PhD., MPH, Professor, Public Health

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The next step in our staged re-entry will be to permit Stage 2 In-Person Courses (all less than 30 students) to migrate to the planned in-person delivery modes.  In this webinar, we will discuss implementation plans as well as the continuous public health mitigation strategies in place on campus, and provide support and guidance as we move forward with this critical step.  We are also interested in your ideas, questions, and feedback, as we approach this important milestone.

Panelists: Liesl Folks, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

                  Maha Nassar, Associate Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

                  Rob Stephan, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

                  Lisa Elfring, Associate Vice Provost, Office of Instruction/Assessment

                  Chris Kopach, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management

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Learn more about how the COVID Watch Arizona Exposure App works as well as the benefits to you and our community.  The COVID Watch App can alert you when you are exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Presenter: Joanna Masel, D.Phil., Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Learn more about UArizona's Test All Test Smart (TATS) program for detecting coronavirus infections. Up to 45% of COVID-19 cases may be asymptomatic, making detection and management of the disease more challenging. Our TATS program makes testing available to those with exposure concerns, while also systematically testing randomly selected students and employees working or studying on the Tucson campus without symptoms or exposure risk to provide an estimate of the number of new infections per week. TATS data helps inform our campus mitigation activities and the campus reentry process, leading to a a safer campus and community for all of us.

Presenters: Bonnie LaFleur, Ph.D.
                     Research Professor, BIO5 Institute

                     Michael Hammer, Ph.D.
                     Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute
                     Co-lead: COVID-19 Testing

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Joyce Schroeder, Ph.D has been a key member of the Reentry Working Group, leading the Covid Watch Exposure Notification Application team as part of the Contact Tracing Team, as well as the initial lead and then a member of the Teaching and Learning Reentry Team. In this webinar Dr. Schroeder shared information about the University’s reentry plans as well as details about how the University is doing contact tracing, types of testing, isolation protocols, and input from other reentry leads.

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